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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewing innovation is about asking "what if?". What if we gave an IPA a new identity and used some of our favorite West Coast hops, with their grapefruit, piney, & tropical fruit character, in a lager? The result is this boldly hoppy & and flavorful brew with the crisp smoothness of a lager. Cheers!

MALT VARIETIES Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Munich malt
HOP VARIETIES Zeus, Simcoe, Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade, Centennial, and Nelson Sauvin hops


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mep3222 (1261) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Nice hop aroma. Floral. Malty flavor and a slight bitter finish. Taste is on the light side but a solid beer for Sam Adams. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (1259) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 17, 2014
Aroma: Medium-high hops, fruity. citrus, tropical fruit, Appearance: Body: hazy dark gold. Head: Medium fizzy white. Good retention. Flavour: Medium-high hops flavour, piney, resiny, grassy. Medium bitterness. Medium-light sweetness. Dry finish with lingering bitterness and resin. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, creamy. Overall: Highly enjoyable. A complete surprise on flavour; powerful and bitter, very good. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Esme! 23. Specialty Beer 14C. Imperial IPA 10A. American Pale Ale

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1248) - USA - MAR 6, 2013
Clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is light, slightly grassy hops. Flavor is a little hoppy but finishes clean and effervescent. Very nice lager with a little bite, makes for a pleasant session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1242) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
~Strong floral hop aroma with grapefruit and mango. Very light bready maltiness. Very clean! Hops dominate. Very enjoyable aroma. ~Pours a very clear light copper color with small quickly disappearing head. ~Strong hoppy flavors of grapefruit, mango, and light pine and floral. ~medium bodied, medium co2, lasting bitter hop finish. ~Not much malt to speak of here. Great way to showcase the hops. It would be interesting to have an English IPL with Marris Otter and maybe some English Caramel malts. Still enjoyed this beer and will tell my hophead friends about it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - APR 11, 2016
Clear medium Amber color, tan head. Aromatic hops, Left Coast hopping with some fruit cocktail notes. Nice hoppy flavor too, resinous pine tar, bread dough, hints of orange blossom honey, good bitter follow. Quite quaffable!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Pours clear pale yellow with nice head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit. Taste is smooth with a slight bitter finish, sesion beer. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1220) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle poured clear golden hue w/ a white frothy lingering head and some sticky lacing. Decent hop aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Bold citrus and pine hop taste and light on the lager. Light bodied and soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 24, 2014
This seems to be the new cool thing in brewing now, a lager that is supposed to taste like an IPA. My question naturally is, "why not just have an IPA". Not liking it too much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a clear bronze/amber color with bubbles rising in the center toward a tw0-finger off-white head that lasts. Aroma is just as good as the appearance and as expected from an IPA: piney, grapefruit, lemon and some caramel. Body is light to medium with very lively carbonation. Taste is bitter with some sweetness in the middle. Seems like more than 5% ABV to me. Despite the hype on the bottle, this one exceeded my expectations: drinks like a lager but with the flavor of an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a wonderful hop note to it, very grapefruit and citrus notes to the hops. Appearance is a clear golden with a medium to low head that diminishes quickly. Taste has got some nice hops in there, but this is clean an crisp but just with more hops. Palate has got medium to low carbonation with a aftertaste of the hop note. Overall, Decent nothing to write home about but a decent hoppy brew. Cheers!


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